Massachusetts lawmakers should await the results of federal findings on the safety of bisphenol A before moving to restrict its use, said Christina Franz of the American Chemistry Council. "It is critical that a risk assessment be done. There is an assumption that the mere presence of a substance with a hazard profile is hazardous," Franz said. "The wealth of scientific evidence does not support" a BPA ban, and "BPA is not toxic in laboratory animals unless they're exposed to extreme doses," said Dr. Julie Goodman, an epidemiologist with the Can Manufacturers Institute.
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